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The Classic Step Stool

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Project by rkoorman posted 09-08-2011 07:40 PM 1960 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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A while back I was looking on the site from TommyMac ( http://www.thomasjmacdonald.com/ ) . I saw the classic step stool. This project was also featured in FineFoodWorking.

I decided to make one to. Most of the time I always make a prototype just to see how it turns out. I had some maple and steamed pear laying around that would be nice for this project.

It was a fun project that everyone will be able to make. Look at Tommy’s site for the instruction video’s!!

-- http://thewoodworkersattic.blogspot.com/





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 09-08-2011 07:53 PM

I think that it turned out very nicely. Good work.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Billp

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#2 posted 09-08-2011 08:07 PM

You did a great job it looks just as good as the one tommy made.

-- Billp

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SPalm

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#3 posted 09-08-2011 08:40 PM

Nice. Very nice.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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degoose

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#4 posted 09-08-2011 09:13 PM

Seriously nice…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Jonathan

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#5 posted 09-08-2011 11:02 PM

Love the contrast of the woods as it helps highlight your dovetails.

Very nice indeed.

Here’s a link to the list of Tommy Mac's step stool videos on his site.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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RexMcKinnon

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#6 posted 09-08-2011 11:36 PM

Nice job, I got the DVD from Tommy. Made a comment on one of his posts once and he sent it to me free of charge. Really nice guy in my opinion and he knows his stuff.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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blackcherry

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#7 posted 09-08-2011 11:50 PM

A life-time of uplifting joy…lol very nice…BC

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FlWoodRat

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#8 posted 09-09-2011 12:39 AM

Great job on the Step Stool Rkoorman. You should post it on Tommy’s website too.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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Roger

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#9 posted 09-09-2011 12:50 AM

oh yes. very nice. gr8 wood combo really makes those nice dovetails pop.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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twokidsnosleep

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#10 posted 09-09-2011 03:21 AM

It is really nice.
I have worked a bit with pear and it does come out beautifully

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#11 posted 09-09-2011 03:31 AM

very nice Rick!!!

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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nailbender

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#12 posted 09-09-2011 01:58 PM

Beautiful…...... I may make a set !

-- phillip G

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BritBoxmaker

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#13 posted 09-09-2011 06:11 PM

Definitely a classic and beautifully made as well.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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mafe

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#14 posted 09-11-2011 05:49 PM

Really a nice step stool and fine details.
The dovetails are really crisp in the contrast.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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bookworm

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#15 posted 09-28-2011 11:54 PM

Very nice! I’ve made a couple similar to that design, though yours is nicer to look at. Great job.

-- "I asked my wife if I look dorky in the video below where I'm planing that long piece of wood. Her reply: "It's all dorky."" - Mitch Roberson from his blog Furnitude

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